The Voices

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3.5/5 Stars

Summary: “A mentally unhinged factory worker must decide whether to listen to his talking cat and become a killer, or follow his dog’s advice to keep striving for normalcy.”

Next time you’re looking for a weird movie, this is the one to watch.  Seriously, it was nothing like I’d expected it to be and I wasn’t really sure what to think afterwards.

Ryan Reynolds’s character basically hears voices, mostly from his cat and dog, that convince him to kill the girl he was falling for.  He’s then left to figure out where to go from there.  It does a pretty good job at telling the story of someone with a mental illness in a different way than we’re used to.  Jerry isn’t a good guy, but he isn’t the evil person another movie might have made him out to be.

The look of this movie is what made me enjoy it the most.  There is one part where the colors and feel of the room change, perfectly fitting with the main characters mental state.  It was a movies version of the unreliable narrator and I loved it.

The best way I can think to describe this movie is Napoleon Dynamite meets horror movie…not something I would ever think existed.  It’s funny and can have some light-hearted moments while being extremely dark at the same time.  It’s not the type of movie that is going to leave you with a warm, happy feeling at the end–credit scene not included.

Still, I’m not really sure how to feel about this movie.  I wish I had watched it with someone else and could talk to them about it.  So you guys have to fill that void.  Go check it out and come back to let me know what you thought.

Available on Amazon Prime.

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